Georgia Trump Case: Several Codefendants Argue to Move State Case to Federal Court

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In the 2020 Georgia general elections case against former President Donald Trump and others, multiple codefendants have filed notices of removal to request the state case be moved to federal court where charges are likely to be dismissed.  Though the nature of each notice filed is different, only one notice is needed to move the entire case to federal court.  The primary argument for removal surrounds the supremacy clause, which states: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof … shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”  Generally, this is interpreted to mean that federal law takes precedence over all other laws, therefore, federal officers are not bound by state laws and courts.  Also, several First Amendment defenses have been made in the case.